Best Classic Movies That Are Now Available for Streaming

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15. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
> Starring: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark
> Runtime: 139 min
> Rating: R
> Recently added to: Amazon Video on April 28, 2020

Nicolas Roeg directed this imaginative story told in a nonlinear style about an alien (David Bowie) who comes to Earth seeking water for his dying planet but he becomes corrupted by materialism. David Gritten of the Daily Telegraph said, “Roeg’s work may have its faults – but its ambition is beyond reproach.” “The Man Who Fell to Earth” holds an 83% Freshness rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

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14. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
> Starring: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head
> Runtime: 110 min
> Rating: R
> Recently added to: Amazon Prime Video on April 29, 2020

The British film, directed by Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger (“Midnight Cowboy”), probes the complexities of human relationships. The movie was groundbreaking for showing a nonstereotypical depiction of homosexual relationships. The three leads — Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, and Murray Head — are lauded by Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. The film holds an 85% rating among critics on the site.

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13. Birdy (1984)
> Starring: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins
> Runtime: 120 min
> Rating: R
> Recently added to: Amazon Prime Video on April 30, 2020

This offbeat drama from Oscar-nominated director Alan Parker tells the story of two friends (played by Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage) who return from the Vietnam war, at which point Modine begins to believe he’s a bird. The movie received positive ratings from 85% of critics and 84% of users on Rotten Tomatoes and was described by critic Roger Ebert as a “strange and beautiful movie.”

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12. California Split (1974)
> Starring: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss
> Runtime: 108 min
> Rating: R
> Recently added to: Amazon Prime Video on May 7, 2020

Robert Altman directed this comedy-drama tale of two men (George Segal and Elliott Gould) and their addiction to gambling, told in succinct periods during their lives. Vincent Canby of The New York Times called it a “fascinating, vivid movie, not quite comparable to any other movie that I can immediately think of. Nor is it easily categorized.” Critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave “California Split” a Freshness rating of 88%, and 83% of audiences liked it.

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11. Bull Durham (1988)
> Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
> Runtime: 108 min
> Rating: R
> Recently added to: Amazon Prime Video on May 1, 2020

Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins lead the cast in this Oscar-nominated film about love and minor league baseball. The harmonious blend of comedy, romance, and sports earned “Bull Durham” a 97% Freshness rating from critics and a slightly less enthusiastic 82% from audience members on Rotten Tomatoes.